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Topic: GRAMMAR

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: suffixum, from Latin suffigere 'to fasten beneath', from sub- ( SUB-) + figere 'to fasten'

suffix

noun
     
suf‧fix [countable]
a letter or letters added to the end of a word to form a new word, such as 'ness' in 'kindness' or 'ly' in 'suddenly' [↪ affix, prefix]
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